2017 ‘Great Texarkana Duck Race’ Details


The Ducks are racing again on Saturday, August 19 at Holiday Springs Waterpark to benefit Friends of the Foundation of CHRISTUS St. Michael. There are some fantastic prizes to be won, but first place for 2017 gets one lucky winner a 2017 Kia Forte from Classic Kia.

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The ducks are racing again! The Friends of the Foundation of CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation will present The Great Texarkana Duck Race on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Holiday Springs Water Park, 5501 Crossroads Parkway, Texarkana, Ark.

Support of this year’s Duck Race will help bring our region’s most advanced linear accelerator, Varian TrueBeam™, with rapid arc technology and body surface imaging to the W. Temple Webber Cancer Center with CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System.

As in previous years, rubber ducks “adopted” by community supporters will race for prizes including a 2017 Kia Forte from Classic Kia. For the fifth year in a row, the ducks will splish and splash in the chilly waters of the “River Rapids” Lazy River at Holiday Springs Water Park, “racing” their way around the river at 10 a.m. with winners for six prizes announced after the race.

The first duck to cross the finish line will win the top duck prize, the 2017 Kia Forte, for the adoptive duck parent. Second place prize is a $1,000 gift certificate to Holiday Cleaners; third place prize is a $500 gift card from Super 1 Foods; fourth place prize is a $500 Gift Card to Classic Car Wash; fifth place prize is a Tundra 75 Yeti Cooler from Ledwell Machinery; and sixth place prize is Custom Build Fire Pit from JCM Industries.

Monkey Island and Splash Mountain Texarkana will be open from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for family fun activities on race day.

Ducks can be adopted for a donation of $5 each, or you can adopt five ducks and receive a sixth duck free for a donation of $25. Adoptions will be available online at www.christusstmichaelfoundation.org until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, or by calling Duck Central at (903)614-7223 until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18. Duck adoption papers can be obtained at Duck Central, CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, 2600 St. Michael Drive, Texarkana, Texas, and through participating sponsors.

Proceeds from previous Duck Races have helped to build the Pediatric Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of CHRISTUS St. Michael, benefited area cancer patients, purchased a patient transport van and more.

For more information or to obtain an entry form, call Duck Central at (903) 614-7223.


1st PRIZE:
2017 Kia Forte from Classic Kia Texarkana

2nd PRIZE:
$1,000 Gift Certificate for Laundry & Dry Cleaning – Holiday Cleaners

3rd PRIZE:
$500 Gift Card – Super 1 Foods

4th PRIZE:
$500 Gift Card to Classic Car Wash – Classic Car Wash

5th PRIZE:
Tundra 75 Yeti Cooler – Ledwell Machinery

6th PRIZE:
Custom Built Fire Pit – JCM Industries

FOR MORE INFORMATION, call 903-614-2024.


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